By Matt Reese, Dusty Sonnenberg, Kolt Buchenroth, and Dale Minyo
After planning, re-planning, and changing re-planned plans in the face of incredible obstacles, Ohio’s fairs are still managing to find a way to move forward with junior fair activities.
Since March, Ohio’s fair board members have been on a roller coaster of ever-changing rules and evolving health and safety guidelines. In late May, Gov. Mike DeWine released guidelines for fairs with a heavy emphasis on social distancing, limiting crowds, ensuring the health of people involved, and measures for animal care. The governor encouraged Ohio’s fair boards to work with local health departments on putting on the events within the guidelines at that time.
On Tuesday, June 9, a letter was sent to Ohio Fair Board members from the State government acknowledging the challenges COVID-19 has presented in conducting junior fair activities in a safe manner, and doing it in a way that “works financially.”… Continue readingRead More »